Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me! Psalm 51:10
The context here is David’s sin with Bathsheba. So often after we give in to temptation and sin, our resolution to go forward wavers. We have built the wall of separation once more. But, David understands very well who it is that creates. Whether it be everything from nothing, as our universe attests, or a pure heart, through the blood of Jesus, the ability to create comes from God. He is the one who creates in me a pure heart. He is the one that renews my resolution. How is this done? Through the power that God has. And that power is infinite! There is no end to His power! I have to plug in with Him through reading His Word and prayer. There is no other way. Through reading His word, I will learn what I must accept and obey. For yes, that pure heart is created through repentance and obedience.